Jeffrey Kidwell

Jeffrey J. "Jeff" Kidwell

April 17, 1963 - July 9, 2020
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Jeffrey Joseph Kidwell, 57, a 2-year resident of West River, MD, and previously of Edgewater, MD, died on July 9, 2020, at his home following a 2-year battle with cancer. Jeff was born on April 17, 1963 in Frostburg, MD to William Joseph Kidwell and the late Susan Kidwell.

Jeff was best known for strong dedication to his family; his wife and children always came before himself. Jeff spent most of his time with his wife, Robin, and loved the concept of "us" with her; he loved treating his son, Joshua, to lunch to chat about sports, work, and life's big questions; and he prided himself to always side with his daughter, Anya, even if it meant disagreeing with Robin. He loved the beach, boating and socializing within the local community. Jeff was a long-time resident of Edgewater, Maryland and recently moved to the West River to achieve his dream of waterfront living. He spent as much time as possible boating on the local rivers and Chesapeake Bay. Jeff also enjoyed traveling to locations with crystal clear blue water; he loved the Caribbean and Island experiences. In both the Edgewater and West River homes, Jeff and his wife took on complex home renovations and transformed their living experiences. On these projects, he enjoyed negotiating with his wife for the renovation designs and with the contractors for the financial bottom line. One of Jeff’s most charming qualities was his loyalty to the Washington Redskins and Maryland Terrapin sports. He never missed a Redskins game and weekends were often planned around when the Terps were playing; no matter whether their season was going well or not.

Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and his Master of Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University. He spent his career working in contracts negotiations and finance; most recently working in a local firm that was his dream job that gave him a chance to work in an entrepreneurial setting and develop strong friendships that he cherished.

In addition to his mother, Susan Kidwell, Jeff was preceded in death by his sister, Billie Sue Aisquith of Riva, MD. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Robin (Locy) Kidwell; two children, Joshua Kidwell of Edgewater, MD and Anya Locy of West River, MD; and his father, Joseph Kidwell.

Services and interment are private.

In order to honor Jeff's love for the water and being outside, a Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 15 from 5-7pm at The Pier Waterfront Restaurant - on the lower deck. 48 South River Road, Edgewater, MD.

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Lesley Hall

Posted at 11:34pm
I just saw Jeff's obituary in The Capital tonight when thumbing through someone else's copy from last week -- such a shock. I knew Jeff when we were students at the University of Maryland in the 1980s, and worked with him over the course of a couple of summers on UM's on-campus "paint crew." He was such a joyful young guy, funny and fun to hang out with. Always up for adventure, always at the center of things. I am glad he was happily married with children -- he was meant to be a devoted family guy. My sincere condolences to Robin, his children, and his father.

Colleen Newman

Posted at 09:13am
Robin- I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Angela Neal

Posted at 12:18pm
Sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. I worked with him at Motorola as well. My condolences go out to his wife and kids. Another gone too soon.

Kelly Gravely

Posted at 11:17am
Robin....I am thinking of you and your family during this time. My sincere condolences. Please know I am here for you and will be keeping you all in prayer.

JoAnne Stone

Posted at 04:46pm
Jeff was always a joy to be with. He was warm & loving & always happy to see you. He was truly a family man who was devoted to his wife, Robin, & children. You could just see in his face and eyes how he adored his wife. He also loved animals & for me that’s a true test of character. He will be missed! Gone too soon!

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